Sailing Ship Balclutha
Bash describes the rugged life aboard an early day sailing vessel … the various chores of the crews, and the romance of sailing to faraway ports in search of cargoes. On film, Bash goes aboard the ship Blaclutha, showing the rigging, the tall masts, how the sailors climbed to the yardarms, and how they paced around the capstan, to pull up the heavy anchor chain. She visits the crew’s quarters, and demonstrates the various kinds of “scrimshaw,” the sailors’ handiwork of carving whalebone, knotting ropes for decoration, and making model ships.
KQED, San Francisco; Bash Kennett; Kathleen Rawlings; Richard Moore; Robert Katz
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Educational; Historical; Children's; Music
United States--History; Sailing
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Other: GR00423681; MDPI Barcode: 40000003365907
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